St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.

Parish Panto

This year’s Parish Panto, ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY HEN will be on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm (dress rehearsal on Thursday 29th November). Work is underway on another amazing production in aid of CAFOD (oh yes it is!). There will be a read through of the script on Friday 19th October at 7.15pm and rehearsals each Friday after that (also at 7.15pm). Anyone interested in taking part (especially adults), please sign up on the list in the narthex or at Any under 18’s must be accompanied at rehearsals by a responsible adult. We would particularly welcome help with production (tickets sales, posters etc) and front of house.

Forthcoming Events

  • Life in the Spirit, Tuesday 16th October, 8pm to 9:30pm.
  • Parish Panto, Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December.

New to the parish?

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to anyone joining our parish for the first time. We offer a home visit from members of our parish council. As well as giving you a formal welcome to St Francis of Assisi, they can outline the range of activities and facilities available within the parish. If you’re new, please send us a message and we’ll get in touch.